The following is a club statement in regards to the current political activity involving Adelaide United’s involvement in the 2012 AFC Champions League.
The following is a club statement in regards to the current political activity involving Adelaide United-s involvement in the 2012 AFC Champions League.
Adelaide United FC have made extensive legal submissions to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) which it believes will ultimately result in the appeal being refused. Until Adelaide United FC is permitted by CAS to make full submissions on the issue of jurisdiction and on the merits, which arguments are being fully supported by AFC and now the PSSI, the status of the AFC Champions League games remains unclear.
Once however Adelaide United FC is given that opportunity the Club remains confident that CAS will dismiss the appeal and the timetable remain as is. That is certainly the position of the Club, AFC and the PSSI.
The worst case scenario for the Club is that it may be obliged to play Persipura in a knock out game for the final AFC Champions League position. The Club will cross that bridge when and if it has to. In the interim it is proceeding on the basis that its position in the 2012 AFC Champions League competition remains in place.
Adelaide United FC remains confident that CAS will soon make orders for the production of documents Adelaide United FC and AFC knows are in the possession of Persipura but which it has refused to provide to date which will enable CAS to determine the issue of jurisdiction in favour of Adelaide United and AFC.